Favorable Report on Bottle Bill Expansion

The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy gave a favorable report to expansion of the Commonwealth’s  “bottle bill” and an adjustment in reimbursements to redemption centers.

According to a report by David Abel on the Boston Globe’s BreakingNews site:

For the first time since the landmark bottle law took effect three decades ago, a panel of state lawmakers today approved a bill that would expand the nickel deposit now required on sales of carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages to include bottled water and sports drinks, which account for a growing number of beverages sold in the state.  (My bold.)

Read the full article here.